No...they are now banning aluminum bats for high schools in such states as New York because of how hard the Baseball comes off the bat. If they were to use aluminum bats in the MLB, I guarantee you that there would have been at least 3 pitchers killed from line drives since 2005.
No, because the pitching come in so fast that if a batter made contact the ball using a metal bat would go back at the pitcher like 5 times as fast which would be like 500 mph!
David Ortiz did once use it in batting practice tho!!
yes. from college and up ithnik you use wooden bats.
Little League players. Aluminum bats are illegal in the MLB.
Players in Major League Baseball use wooden bats so the ball doesn't go as far when they hit it. If they used an aluminum bat, players could easily hit a home run.
The speed of the ball that comes off of a aluminum bat is faster than that of a wooden bat. The intention of the MLB would be to create a safer playing environment for the players (mainly the pitcher in mind) so they can have enough time to react to the ball once hit.
Wooden bats are a tradition in MLB and if players used aluminum bats today I'm 99% sure that every player would hit a home run each at bat. It would be too easy for them. Plus if the league changed to metal bats- none of the players could be compared (batting averages) with some of the all-time great people of baseball. For example: Barry Bonds vs. Babe Ruth. ANSWER Saftey of the pitcher. Aluminum bats have too fast an exit speed. The pitcher could not defend himself in the event of a line drive back up the middle.
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Metal bats hit the ball further which is why at unprofessional levels of baseball they use metal but when you get to the MLB you have to use wood.
An aluminum bat is lighter and stronger than wood, children of little league age are often times not strong enough to swing a wooden bat in a length and barrel size to be competitive. It has increased the hitting ability of the younger players and added to a more exciting game. The above answer is absolutely correct, but I think all aluminum bats everywhere should be banned. There's nothing like "the crack of the bat", with the youth of today are not experiencing.
It is a form of cheating. No ball or bat is to be tampered with during a game.
Most professional baseball players use wood bats because metal bats are very easy to hit a home run with and most pros love the challenge behind wood bats. MLB rules dictate that players use wooden bats.
85% of MLB Players chew.
MLB rules state that there can be 25 active players on a team, in September teams are allowed to expand their rosters to 40 players